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Paul Millsap | Forward | #4

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 246
College: Louisiana Tech
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (17) / UTA
Contract: view contract details

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Hawks GM Wes Wilcox hinted that the team will make it a priority to re-sign Paul Millsap.
"Paul is a great professional, and it’s absolutely our goal for Paul to be a Hawk long-term," Wilcox said. "It’s as simple as that." Millsap has a player option for the 2017-18 season and has been the subject of trade rumors for a couple seasons now, but we'd expect him to opt out and take advantage of the rising salary cap. With that said, the Hawks are committed to him and his status as a top-15 pick in standard leagues is safe. Oct 22 - 10:20 AM

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Paul Millsap scored nine points with eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and four turnovers in 28 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

The minutes increase is the big takeaway here. Millsap only played 19 minutes in his preseason debut due to his minor knee procedure last month and he even had a minor car crash earlier this week. Millsap can do it all and hasn't dealt with knee issues for the past few years up until this recent hiccup, so fire him up as a late-first pick.
Oct 20 - 11:50 PM

Paul Millsap was involved in a car accident late Monday evening, but he came away uninjured and is expected to play in Tuesday's preseason game against the Pelicans.

Millsap was a full participant during Tuesday morning's shootaround, so he should be just fine for tonight's meaningless matchup with the Pelicans. He's a safe first-round target in any setting.
Oct 18 - 3:34 PM

Paul Millsap (knee, illness) looked great in 19 minutes on Sunday, scoring 19 points with nine rebounds, seven assists, two 3-pointers and one turnover.

It was Millsap's first preseason action due to knee soreness, but he directed the offense and showed no signs of rust at either end of the court. The veteran should be even busier than usual offensively with Al Horford out of town -- Millsap's true shooting percentage and point per possession were almost identical without Horford on the court last year, but his usage rate jumped from 22.9 percent to 26.7 percent. He's a strong early-round target in almost any format.
Oct 16 - 8:47 PM

Paul Millsap (knee, illness) will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's preseason game against the Magic.

Will Bynum, DeAndre Bembry, Thabo Sefolosha and Mike Muscala will be joining Millsap in the starting five for Sunday's meaningless game with Dennis Schroder, Kyle Korver, Kent Bazemore and Dwight Howard all sitting this one out for rest purposes. Millsap will be making his preseason debut after undergoing a knee procedure over the offseason, but his minutes will more than likely be limited. He's obviously going to be fine for opening night, and is a safe first-round target.

Paul Millsap (knee, illness) will play on Sunday vs. the Magic.

Officially, he's listed as probable. Millsap has been recovering from a minor procedure on his right knee back on September 22, but he has been practicing for a few days now and appears prepared to make his preseason debut. Additionally, he said that he has "no restrictions" and that he's "full go." Despite the quote, Millsap's workload will be limited to about 18 minutes on Sunday. He's a top-10 stud that is usually available in the second round of fantasy drafts.
Oct 15 - 1:49 PM

Paul Millsap (illness) will miss Thursday's game against Detroit.

Millsap has sat out two straight practices, but there's nothing long-term to worry about here. Millsap will be ready for the regular season and will be worth a pick at the end of the first-round of fantasy drafts.
Oct 13 - 12:10 PM

Paul Millsap (illness) did not participate during Wednesday's practice.

It's important to note that Millsap's absence from Wednesday's practice is due to an illness, and not his knee. Millsap was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and he said his knee responded well to the increased workload, so he's trending in a positive direction with regards to his chances of being ready for Atlanta's regular-season opener. He should be off the board towards the end of the first round.
Oct 12 - 1:56 PM

Paul Millsap said he hasn't yet decided it he'll opt out of his contract next summer in order to pursue a new deal as an unrestricted free agent.

The salary cap is projected to jump to around $102 million next season, and at 31 years old, Millsap's next contract will likely be the last big money, long-term deal he signs, so it would be surprising if he didn't opt out. He’s been a steady top-20 performer for three years running, and there's no reason to expect a major drop-off in production this season as he enters a contract year. He's a safe first-round target.
Oct 12 - 11:12 AM

Paul Millsap (knee) went through a full contact practice on Tuesday.

Millsap is making solid progress in his recovery from the offseason knee procedure, and he remains hopeful that he'll be able to suit up for "a few" preseason games. It doesn't sound like he's in any danger of missing any regular season action, so Millsap will be a safe late first-round target on draft day.
Oct 11 - 2:30 PM

Paul Millsap (knee) will not play vs. the Cavaliers on Monday.

The good news is that he's getting closer to a return, as he participated in 3-on-3 at practice for the first time this morning. The initial timetable had him returning to the court in mid-October, so we're not expecting him to miss any regular season action.
Oct 10 - 12:11 PM

Paul Millsap (knee surgery), Jarrett Jack (knee surgery), Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain) and Mike Scott (left knee soreness) are expected to sit out Saturday's game vs. San Antonio.

No surprises here as the Hawks continue to bring along their recovering veterans slowly. Millsap is the one to monitor closest given his relevance in fantasy leagues, but there has been nothing that currently suggests his availability for opening night is in question.

Paul Millsap (knee) took part in shooting and offensive scripting drills on Wednesday.

He is not going to play on Thursday against the Grizzlies. Millsap did not take contact in his drills today, but he's still on track for the regular season opener. He's been remarkably durable in his career, so there's no need to worry too much about his fantasy value.
Oct 5 - 3:55 PM

Paul Millsap (right knee surgery) will miss Thursday's preseason game vs. the Grizzlies, as well as Saturday's preseason game vs. the Spurs.

Millsap underwent a minor procedure on his right knee back on September 22, and so far has been limited to lifting weights, bike work and shooting drills, although he was able to work in some cutting to his shooting routine during Tuesday's practice. To be clear, this isn't expected to be an issue that lingers into the regular season, and Millsap should still be viewed as a quality first-round pick.
Oct 4 - 3:16 PM

Paul Millsap continues to be "very, very limited" at training camp.

He's been limited to free throw shooting so far, but based on his original timetable he should be ready for the season opener. Millsap underwent a preventative knee procedure on September 22, so the Hawks are likely just being very careful with their franchise player. There will be several updates throughout the week, but this shouldn't impact his draft stock too much.
Sep 30 - 9:23 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Dennis Schroder
2Malcolm Delaney
SG1Kyle Korver
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Kent Bazemore
2Thabo Sefolosha
3Taurean Prince
4DeAndre Bembry
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
3Mike Muscala
4Kris Humphries
C1Dwight Howard
2Tiago Splitter
3Walter Tavares